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tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new york, mr. king, and the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. king: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include any extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. king: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. king: madam speaker, i rise in support of s. 3542, the no hassle flying act of 2012. at the outset let me commend the gentleman from illinois, congressman walsh, for introducing this measure. it passed the house in september by voice vote. madam speaker, this bill gives t.s.a. the discretion to determine if checked luggage arriving from a foreign airport with an aviation security preclearance agreement must be rescreened before it continues on to a connecting flight inside the u.s. the bill explicitly defines such an agreement
of why they're a great place to join. >> bob king, thank you, sir, mr. president, for joining us tonight. a lot of viewers are well younger because they don't remember the fights after world war ii and all that fight about right to work and whether states should have a right to pass these laws. make your case quite simply. why should a worker be forced to join a union? >> well, let's start out with the facts. no worker in america is forced to join a union. the national labor re-elections act say that any worker -- our uaw constitution says any worker who does not want to be a member, does not have to be. they still work. the question here really is do citizens in a community pay their fair share of the police, the fire, the snow removal, any of the services they get from that community? yes, they do. i want to ask governor snyder, is he -- >> no, no. bob, let me ask you the question. i know you had fun with me on that one. in other words, you have to pay the equivalent of the dues even if you're not a member of the union, right? you're forced to do it in order to work. >> you don't have
to a friend and colleague, the gentleman from iowa, mr. king. mr. king: i thank the gentleman from georgia for yielding and for leading this special order to honor jay pearson. i'm sitting here and i'm glad i had the opportunity to here other members to talk about jay pearson and i wonder how do i make sense of this. 34 years. 34 years ago there was a lady that opened up a convenience store in a town in my district. she gave knowledge and if you want to though when a mayor ran or why there isn't a parking meter or stop light in the town, you could ask her and she would know. who is working in what field, she'll know. same thing here. one person who knows the house of representatives, that understands it, and knows the history, has lived it and one thing to catch up with things, but another to feel it in your instinct and in your gut. jay has all of that. and he has had to listen to me and for that i come to the floor and apologize night after night after night. i couldn't have done that without your excellent help. and mr. speaker, jay would correct me and say, i need to address you, mr. s
action. i remember going down to the martin luther king center at mrs. king's invitation of speaking their during the time was there -- probably 20 years ago. i referred to rebel and -- ran martin luther king as reverend king and not dr. king and she said, thank you. reverend is what what mattered most. that is what the find him and set the course of his politics. host: what do you make of this piece in "the christian science monitor" talking about the changing landscape in new england. people are leaving the mainline churches and going toward alternative churches because, some are saying, these churches to not get involved in politics. guest: that are going to the ones that cannot get involved in politics. it is a complicated message. i imagine if you probe a little more deeply with the colts been interviewed, you find all sorts of reasons. people not just turn away from religion because it is getting involved in politics. it also like the message. they like what the church stands for. i notice a move in areas of traditional religious faith toward more evangelical churches -- whethe
is express their discontent. we talked to mr. king with the united auto workers. he said what they're out here to do is take a stand against injustice. i heard a short time ago from the incoming leader of the democratic party, who said all they can really do is make their voices heard. >> now it's official. ladies and gentlemen, the governor of michigan is one greedy nerd and he is one weak geek. and we're not going to take it anymore. he wasn't satisfied with outsourcing thousands of jobs to low wage china when he was on the board of gateway computer. he wants to turn michigan into the same low-wage environment we see in china. >> reporter: as you look at state troopers out here right now, some are equipped with batons. look at their hips. what they have on their hips there are gas masks. you can see some weapons they're carrying. nonlethal weapons that would be used to dispurse the tear gas if it was needed to. as we bring up we heard someone shouting in the background it has been a peaceful demonstration. it has. there was trouble on the first day. eight people were arrested. a little
of retired olympia snowe. he was elected with nearly 53% of the vote. mr. king says he will caucus with the democrats for committee assignments. both chambers of congress are in today for unfinished legislative business including a possible deal on the so-called fiscal deal. the senate is in at 1:00 p.m. eastern to consider two appointments. votes in the senate are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. eastern. majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell have set a deadline of 3:00 when they're planning to convene caucus meetings on a plan for taxes and spending. president obama was on "meet the press" today andy said the pressure is on congress. on friday, he was optimistic after meeting with congressional leaders, but if they cannot come up to an agreement he wants the senate to put in a bill. live coverage bomb the -- of the senate on c-span 2. returning at 2:00 p.m. eastern in the house with boats as early as 6:30 p.m. -- votes as early as 6:30. you can watch a live house coverage iran c-span. more on the fiscal cliff from this morning's "washington journal." host: our topic is
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committee. i thank mr. bilirakis. we have worked together on a number of legislative initiatives and i thank him as wls for his service, along with -- as well as his servicers along with chairman king and our democratic ranking member, mr. thompson, for their leadership. it gives me great comfort to be able to come on the floor today and say thank you. even though no one wants to see a homeless hero, a homeless veteran, i spent over the holidays time visiting a number of our centers where homeless veterans are and i can tell you that they are the most giving and charitable persons. many of us will be able to rount on thanksgiving day or depurg -- recount on thanksgiving holiday or during the christmas holiday to be able to serve veterans who unfortunately, not of their own doing, have fallen upon hard times, do not have a place to live and are coming to the various food pantries and food kitchens. it is one of great pleasure to me, not for their condition, but to be able to humbly provide them with a warm meal. this is a commonsense legislative initiative that says to homeless heroes, every
accomplishments and meetings with presidents and kings and queens, very important, i don't want to diminish them but at the end of the day, if you have forgotten who you represent, you have stayed too long, mr. o'neill never did. even after he retired he would talk to me about regular ordinary people, the truck drivers i have the privilege of representing in the district he represented and to me that is the most important reason to recognize anyone. someone who gave of themselves day in and day out and even then with all the fighting around here is amazing to me with all the differences of the opinion we have i get the same questions we all get, is it really as bad as all that? for me, no. we disagree and most every point, and i like him. i think he is a good man and is here for the same reasons i am here, to make this country better place and i feel that way about virtually everyone in this body and speaker o'neill not only represented that but spoke as loudly as he could, he loved this body not for the difficulties it presents or the masses we create and try to fix but for the fact we have a l
it change when mr. carney takes over? is he the right man >> on paper he's a central banker and as i wrote over the weekend, he like governor king has incredible toughness, work ethic, sxermt teaexpertise. but that's not everything. because if that was the case, everything would be wonderful. one would hope the bank of england governor has those qualities. so the question is can he work effectively with the banking vukts. we have a committee structure now for financial policy and for prudential regulation which the bank of canada does not. more importantly, when you say what are they going dto do, the challenges mr. carney faced as governor of the huang of england were frankly much easier. he deserves credit for not messing it up, but you had a commodity economy with good demographics where the banking system was safe because they had already been through a horrendous financial crisis a few years before and had locked everything down. and then capital in-flows. so nothing that bad could happen to the -- i don't mean to make light of his record, but it's a different set of challenges than w
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